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Kristen Stewart is Not the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Kristen StewartKristen Stewart is the fan pick for the next Girl With the Dragon Tattoo film project, which has already snagged Daniel Craig in the role of Mikael Blomkvist. The Girl of the title is a brilliant, troubled bisexual - and the role seems to fit K-Stew like a glove. Unfortunately, it looks like the girl better known as Bella Swan can’t possibly do the movie due to a scheduling conflict.

In a bitter twist of irony, Twi-hards won’t get to see K-Stew in Dragon Tattoo because they’ll be enjoying her in , which begins production at the same time as the aforementioned flick. Both films are scheduled to begin shooting in the fall; Breaking Dawn in Louisiana, Dragon Tattoo in Sweden.

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Daniel Craig Joins Dragon Tattoo Remake

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig is now officially attached to the remake of .

The Casino Royale star will play journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the adaptation of the Stieg Larsson novel. He’ll begin work on the film in Sweden after wrapping up Jon Favreau’s Cowboys and Aliens.

Director David Fincher and producer Scott Rudin have not yet announced which actress will play opposite Craig as Lisbeth Salander. Possible names have included Ellen Page, Mia Wasikowska and Rooney Mara.

The U.S. version of Tattoo is expected to hit theaters in December 2011, with possible sequels - and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest - to follow.

Craig has plenty of time on his hands since production on the 23rd James Bond film has been suspended indefinitely due to financing problems at MGM.

Read More | Deadline

Elizabeth Taylor Movie Role Up for Grabs

Elizabeth Taylor, Richard BurtonThe tumultuous, romantic relationship between film icons Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton (who were wed twice) will be the subject of a new film based on the book Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and the Marriage of the Century.

Some of the material for the book was offered by herself, who provided love letters written to her by Burton and an unpublished first draft of Taylor’s 1965 autobiography.

The part of Taylor is one of the best movie roles to come along in a long, long time - and all of Hollywood is chomping at the bit to get involved. Sources say that Angelina Jolie and are both interested in the role. Clive Owen, Colin Farrell and Russell Crowe are all eager to play the part of Richard Burton.

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Christopher Nolan Inspired by Classic Superman Film


Director is seeking inspiration from the 1978 Superman film.

Nolan, who is producing the upcoming Superman remake alongside his brother Jonah Nolan and David S. Goyer, revealed he aspires to achieve the same success as filmmaker Richard Donner did in the very first adaptation of the comic book story.

“I was hugely struck by the Donner films in the ‘70s when I was a kid. In 1978 I saw Superman and it had such an epic scope to it. It took on this incredible, iconic figure and gave that iconic figure an appropriate framing. It made quite an impression on me. It’s definitely one of my childhood touchstones on what epic cinema can be.”

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David Yates Rumored to Direct The Hobbit

David YatesDavid Yates is being lined up as the new director for .

The filmmaker is reportedly the top replacement choice for studio MGM, as they search for a suitable candidate to oversee the highly-anticipated two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy tales - a prequel to The Lord of the Rings movies.

Previous director Guillermo del Toro pulled out of The Hobbit last month after continued delays with production, believed to be caused by studio MGM’s financial difficulties. Since then, David has been cited as the best candidate to replace him.

The English director has worked on the final three movies in the wizard franchise ,which he will continue working on until next year. This is expected to give MGM enough time to raise funds ahead of his involvement.

Meanwhile, Sir Ian McKellen - who is due to reprise his role as Gandalf in the fantasy prequel - took to his account recently to reassure fans the film won’t be affected by the change of director: “Hobbit sets are ready, script ready and movie is casting this month. Fans are not to worry. The films will get made. I suspect we’ll start shooting at end of this year. (sic)”

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Mr. T Angry Over A-Team Remake

Mr. T Mr. T has blasted movie for being too graphic.

The actor claims the big screen adaptation is not family-friendly like the cult series he starred in as B.A. Baracus - who is played in the new film by Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson - from 1983 to 1987 and turned down a cameo role because he was unhappy with the plot.

“They offered me a cameo role but I turned it down because I knew what was coming. People die in the film and there’s plenty of sex but when we did it no one got hurt and it was all played for fun and family entertainment. These seem to be elements nobody is interested in any more. It was too graphic for me. I’ve no doubt it will do big business at the box office but it’s nothing like the show we turned out every week.”

Actor Dirk Benedict has previously spoken out about feeling “insulted” at being a handed “three second” role in the film because the producers wanted to say they had used the original cast. Dirk - whose role of Templeton “Faceman” Peck has been taken on by - said, “If you blink, you’ll miss me. I kind of regret doing it because it’s a non-part. They wanted to be able to say, ‘Oh yeah, the original cast are in it’, but we’re not. I’m on for a mere three seconds and I find that kind of insulting.”

The film comes out in theaters this Friday, June 11.


Casting Corner: Ashley Judd, Jeremy Renner and More

Ashley Judd

Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Ashley Judd: The actress will return to the big screen in Flypaper, an indie project being helmed by The Forbidden Kingdom‘s Rob Minkoff. Judd replaces the originally-cast Liv Tyler in the bank heist film. The movie written by The Hangover‘s Jon Lucas and Scott Moore also includes Patrick Dempsey and Tim Blake Nelson.

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Remake News: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Judge Dredd and More


20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: David Fincher is in talks to dive into 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Disney’s retelling of Jules Verne’s science fiction novel. The Oscar nominee, who is also linked to a Dragon Tattoo remake (see below), may work from a script from Scott Z. Burns (The Bourne Ultimatum). No possible start date has been announced.

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Getting Into Character: Naomi Watts Poses Like Marilyn

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Naomi Watts as Marilyn Monroe

Believe it or not, this isn’t an archive photo of an anorexic Marilyn Monroe—it’s .

As reported previously, Watts is set to play the iconic blonde in an upcoming biopic based on the “imagined memoir” titled Blonde, by Joyce Carol Oates.

She’s got the hair, lips, expression, pose, and wardrobe to a T, but can she pull off portraying Monroe’s complex, tortured character?

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Kristen Stewart Excited to Get On the Road

Kristen Stewart at the Met GalaContinuing to distance herself from Twilight-esque roles, is set to star in the film adaptation of On the Road.

The actress - who has been signed up to portray the character of Marylou, a disaffected drifter in the 1957 novel by Jack Kerouac - will begin shooting the picture at the end of the summer when she has finished all her promotion work for , the third film in the popular vampire franchise.

“I am very much attached to a movie that has been trying to get made forever. Not that this is going to help it, but maybe I can just brag a little bit. I am super excited about it, too. I am about to play Marylou in On the Road. So that’s a big deal.”

The movie, which is a largely autobiographical work based on the spontaneous road trips of the novelist and his friends across the US, will also star Tron Legacy actor Garrett Hedlund who will play Marylou’s husband. The picture, which is rumored to be directed by Walter Salles, has been spoken about for years by filmmakers such as Gus Van Sant and Francis Ford Coppola who were keen to adapt Kerouac’s story for the big screen.


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